TRC is primarily funded by ad revenue. If you like the content you find here, don't block the ads check them out instead. Thank you.
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 53

Thread: Classic Motorcycle mechanics. Sort of.

  1. #16
    At Work asmethurst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Krayville
    Posts
    1,555
    Like
    1,100
    Liked 304 in 227 posts

    Default Re: Classic Motorcycle mechanics. Sort of.


    TRC is primarily funded by ad revenue. If you like
    the content you find here, don't block the ads check
    them out instead. Thank you.
    Ive seen some with quite optimistic asking prices -

  2. #17
    Should Get Out More
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    A windswept Hebridean paradise.
    Posts
    22,207
    Like
    1
    Liked 4,178 in 2,395 posts
    Blog Entries
    8

    Default Re: Classic Motorcycle mechanics. Sort of.

    Badly seized, or do you not know yet?

  3. #18
    Should Get Out More GiantPygmy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Wiltshire
    Posts
    22,235
    Like
    6,739
    Liked 5,525 in 2,970 posts
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Classic Motorcycle mechanics. Sort of.

    Camshafts were made from cheese, a very soft cheese. Good little bikes. I had a sporty CB version. I bought it because I also owned a Norton and wanted to do some motorcycling in between rebuilding....

  4. The following user liked this post made by GiantPygmy:


  5. #19
    Should Get Out More chillitt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Gloucestercestershire
    Posts
    12,951
    Like
    3,036
    Liked 4,767 in 2,324 posts

    Default Re: Classic Motorcycle mechanics. Sort of.

    Quote Originally Posted by cheb View Post
    Badly seized, or do you not know yet?
    No idea yet. It was getting dark and my leg was killing me so I had the plugs out to see if someone had filled it with oil (no) gave it a squirt of WD in both pots and gave up for the day.

  6. #20
    Should Get Out More ink ink's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    28,580
    Like
    165
    Liked 3,933 in 2,651 posts
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default Re: Classic Motorcycle mechanics. Sort of.

    Quote Originally Posted by GiantPygmy View Post
    Camshafts were made from cheese, a very soft cheese. Good little bikes. I had a sporty CB version. I bought it because I also owned a Norton and wanted to do some motorcycling in between rebuilding....
    Cams and other parts were about good enough for their job.

    Hondas generally made the oil do a lot.

    Owners knew better than the service interval for oil changes and the oil grade stamped on the engine.

  7. #21
    At Work iansoady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    1,192
    Like
    132
    Liked 309 in 155 posts

    Default Re: Classic Motorcycle mechanics. Sort of.

    I can't see any of the pictures......

  8. #22
    Should Get Out More ink ink's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    28,580
    Like
    165
    Liked 3,933 in 2,651 posts
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default Re: Classic Motorcycle mechanics. Sort of.

    Quote Originally Posted by iansoady View Post
    I can't see any of the pictures......
    I can see them perfectly well.


  9. #23
    Really Bored
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Llanafan & Holland
    Posts
    3,393
    Like
    74
    Liked 776 in 567 posts

    Default Re: Classic Motorcycle mechanics. Sort of.

    Quote Originally Posted by ink ink View Post
    I can see them perfectly well.

    Me too Donald.

  10. #24
    Should Get Out More nidge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Oxford
    Posts
    6,112
    Like
    1,650
    Liked 2,239 in 1,018 posts

    Default Re: Classic Motorcycle mechanics. Sort of.

    Quote Originally Posted by davidat19 View Post
    Me too Donald.
    This is the closest Ink Ink may get to being described as pleasant....

  11. #25
    Should Get Out More ink ink's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    28,580
    Like
    165
    Liked 3,933 in 2,651 posts
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default Re: Classic Motorcycle mechanics. Sort of.

    Quote Originally Posted by nidge View Post
    This is the closest Ink Ink may get to being described as pleasant....
    Owning a Norton Jubilee when others had CB175s can do things to a person.

  12. #26
    Should Get Out More GiantPygmy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Wiltshire
    Posts
    22,235
    Like
    6,739
    Liked 5,525 in 2,970 posts
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Classic Motorcycle mechanics. Sort of.

    Quote Originally Posted by ink ink View Post
    Owning a Norton Jubilee when others had CB175 can do things to a person.
    I only bought a CB175 because I already had a Norton Jubilee and needed to get about the place (mainly the Norton spares shop!)

  13. The following user liked this post made by GiantPygmy:


  14. #27
    Should Get Out More chillitt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Gloucestercestershire
    Posts
    12,951
    Like
    3,036
    Liked 4,767 in 2,324 posts

    Default Re: Classic Motorcycle mechanics. Sort of.

    I'd swap this for a Norton if anyone wanted a runaround...

  15. #28
    Should Get Out More
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    A windswept Hebridean paradise.
    Posts
    22,207
    Like
    1
    Liked 4,178 in 2,395 posts
    Blog Entries
    8

    Default Re: Classic Motorcycle mechanics. Sort of.

    Quote Originally Posted by chillitt View Post
    I'd swap this for a Norton if anyone wanted a runaround...

    You're on. I'll swap you for an unopened pack of 115mm cutting discs.

  16. #29
    Should Get Out More chillitt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Gloucestercestershire
    Posts
    12,951
    Like
    3,036
    Liked 4,767 in 2,324 posts

    Default Re: Classic Motorcycle mechanics. Sort of.

    Quote Originally Posted by cheb View Post
    You're on. I'll swap you for an unopened pack of 115mm cutting discs.
    How big a pack?

  17. #30
    Should Get Out More chillitt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Gloucestercestershire
    Posts
    12,951
    Like
    3,036
    Liked 4,767 in 2,324 posts

    Default Re: Classic Motorcycle mechanics. Sort of.

    Quote Originally Posted by cheb View Post
    Badly seized, or do you not know yet?
    Bottom end turns nicely until 'something' makes contact with 'something else'. busted rod or dropped valve. Bet now!

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Go Back to Forum My Forum

TRC Affiliates - Help TRC make a small amount of commission